Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken

This is a fun recipe from Sarah. We had dinner with her and Mike the other night and she made this recipe. Very good, we all enjoyed it.

Chicken Breast Strips
Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper
Chili Powder
Brown Sugar

Season chicken w salt, pepper,garlic powder and chili powder,wrap in bacon and roll in brown sugar. Bake 400 till crispy 30-40 min.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pull Apart Pizza

We love pizza in our house. My favorite pizza dough is this one, it's so tasty and so versatile. I usually keep a batch or two in the freezer. This recipe is a great alternative for when you don't have pre-made dough on hand. The pull apart pizza crust is made up of bite size pieces of French bread, so good! This would also be a fun appetizer, you can just imagine the toppings possibilities. I saw this idea over at Plain Chicken. Enjoy!

2 (11 oz.) packages of Pillsbury refrigerated French bread dough
pizza sauce (we used this homemade sauce)
shredded mozzarella cheese
pizza toppings of your choice

Open one package of dough onto a cutting board. Slice the dough in half lengthwise so you have two long strips. Then slice the dough strips widthwise into 16 pieces each (so you end up with 32 dough bits). Repeat with the other package of dough. You should end up with 64 dough pieces. On a lightly greased pizza pan or pizza stone, arrange the dough pieces into a circle. Top with pizza sauce and toppings. Bake at 400 degrees F for about 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cooked through.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Copy Cat Cafe Rio Green Enchilada Sauce

So I made some smothered Cafe Rio style burritos last night. I had seen this recipe for a copy cat Cafe Rio sauce over at Favorite Family Recipes and I figured it was definitely worth a try. Sure enough the sauce didn't disappoint. I think it has slightly more kick to it than the real deal, but it's a great at-home version. This makes enough to smother 3-4 large burritos.

1 small can diced green chilies
1 (7 oz.) can Embasa brand salsa verde
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt

Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat, and let simmer for a minimum of 20 minutes. Spoon over burritos or enchiladas, yum!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Menu for January 4-11

It's been a long time since I posted a menu. I'm trying several new recipes this next week so I thought I'd share what I've got planned. Maybe it'll provide you with some ideas for dinner too. The successes I will post here on the blog. I've had several flops lately so let's hope these all turn out well!

Saturday, January 4: Cafe Rio Style Beef Burritos with Copy Cat Cafe Rio Enchilada Sauce (new) and Salad (I'm using our favorite Mexican Shredded Beef and Salsa Rice to fill the burritos. I'll also be freezing the leftover beef for another meal.)

Sunday, January 5: Pull Apart Pizza (new) with Salad

Monday, January 6: Crock Pot Chicken Drumsticks (new) with Yellow Rice and Green Beans

Tuesday, January 7: Spaghetti and Meat Sauce with French Bread and Salad

Wednesday, January 8: BFD (breakfast for dinner) Snickerdoodle Waffles (new) with Bacon and Fruit

Thursday, January 9: Easy Baked Chicken Breasts (new) with Macaroni and Cheese and Corn

Friday, January 10: Shredded Beef Quesadillas and Salad (I'll be using some leftover shredded beef)

Saturday, January 11: Date Night! Kitchen is closed.